Parish Life

Events

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  • 2018-04-14 Pencil Bags for Kenya An Invitation to make Pencil Bags for Kenya The Arts & Crafts Co-Op is making 900 pencil bags for schools in Kenya. We invite all who are interested to join us in this effort.  You can work on this project from home, or join our work parties at the church on April 14 or May 19. The Co-op also ...
  • 2018-04-22 The Kingdom of God Sunday, April 22 The Kingdom of God Taught by The Rev. Kate Wesch The Kingdom of God is where what God wants to happen always happens the way God wants it to happen. God’s Kingdom is spatial and timeless and it is right here, right now. Jesus speaks of this kingdom more than anything else in scripture. In ...
  • 2018-04-29 William Wilberforce: Reformation in Manners Sunday, April29 William Wilberforce: Reformation in Manners Taught by Jon Roberts William Wilberforce achieved two great objectives in his life. The first, and best known, was his work leading to the abolition of slavery within the United Kingdom, but the second was his ability to affect a dramatic change in British human behavior. Wilberforce leveraged a speech given ...
  • 2018-05-04 Rummage Sale The Saint John’s Famous and Fabulous Rummage Sale dates and times: May 4th – 9:00 am to 7:00 pm May 5th – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm   Donations Accepted April 22 – 29 by appointment only.  Please call the Heuscheles to arrange drop off at 206-818-1414 or 206-302-9395. Donations also accepted April 30 – May 2 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm in the ...
  • 2018-05-06 Introduction to Labyrinths: Sacred Geometry Sunday, May 6th Introduction to Labyrinths: Sacred Geometry Taught by Dan Niven What is this pattern on the ground? A bit of history, a bit of language to help understand how and where labyrinths got started, and why they are still meaningful in today’s world. We’ll play with finger labyrinths, dot-to- dot and seed patterns. A student of the ...
  • 2018-05-13 Following the Path: Labyrinth Pilgrimage Sunday, May 13 Following the Path: Labyrinth Pilgrimage Dan Niven Learn more about how labyrinths can enrich our spiritual lives and can become part of our daily practice. Today we will celebrate spring and Mother’s Day by walking a labyrinth: journeying in, centering down, and letting go.
  • 2018-05-20 The Saint John’s Bible: Igniting the Spiritual Imagination Sunday, May 20 The Saint John’s Bible: Igniting the Spiritual Imagination Carmen Hoffman Hoffman’s presentation will focus on the story of the original handwritten and illuminated folios of The Saint John’s Bible — 16 years in the making — as well as on the production of the stunning Heritage Edition.  Limited to 299 sets, the seven volumes of ...
  • 2018-05-27 The Seven Spiritual Disciplines Sunday, May 27 The Seven Spiritual Disciplines Taught by The Rev. Kate Wesch We often talk about spiritual disciplines or holy habits, things we practice as Christians. The seven spiritual disciplines include: daily prayer, weekly worship, Sabbath, pilgrimage, keeping the liturgical calendar, tithing, and fasting. This forum intends to be an overview of these practices with ideas for incorporating ...

Announcements

  • Lent Formation Series Wednesday Evenings, February 21, 28, March 7, 14, & 21 5:30-6:30 Soup Supper, Parish Hall 6:30-7:00 Evening Prayer, Prayer Room 7:15-8:15 Option #1: Animate: Faith video and discussion series Led by Katie Bucy and Becky Kacel in the Community ...
  • Weekly Watercolor Painting Workshop The first gathering is Monday, September 11, from 10:00 am ‘til Noon.
  • Diaper Drive Help our young neighbors in need by donating diapers and wipes.
  • Helping our neighbors in need: West Seattle Thriftway donates 1% of all receipts to the West Seattle Food Bank. A collection carton for receipts in is the Narthex.
  • 2017 Financial Stewardship Information for ways to donate or pledge on-going support to the parish.
  • Support Local Food Banks Food and financial donations to help our local food banks can be brought to St. John’s.
  • Helping the Homeless at Camp Second Chance Donations of winter clothing items are sought for the homeless folks at Camp Second Chance.
  • News from West Seattle Interfaith Network & SJB Homeless Workers Starting in December, SJB will begin collecting items for Camp Second Chance, located on Meyers Way SW, just south of the LDS Meetinghouse.  The Seattle Police Department has assigned Officer Todd Weibke, to the West Seattle area as a monitor of the homeless camps, issues, and help.  He also monitors Alki and greenbelt areas.  Officer ...
  • Act Locally: Help those in need Every Saturday, 12-2 PM, a group of people from West Seattle churches serve “a meal/a smile/and donations” in White Center. This all happens in the parking lot on south side of Bartells at SW Roxbury & 15 Ave SW.  More helpers are needed. The homeless folks receiving are in so much need and your presence ...
  • Make Rag Rugs with the Arts and Crafts Co-op There are lots of fun ways to help with this worthwhile project.
  • Southside Garden-Labyrinth Saint John has begun work on a labyrinth and contemplative garden to the south of the church, between the building and Hanford Street.
  • Get Creative with the Arts and Crafts Co-op! Arts & Crafts Co-op is making Rag Rugs — Get creative with us! No experience required.
  • Assisting Homeless and Low Income Youth in West Seattle St. John’s has pledged support to low income and homeless youth at Chief Sealth International High School.
  • Food Bank Wish List Bring contributions to the baskets in the narthex. Always Needed: Protein, Canned Meats/Tuna, Canned Vegetables, Beans (Canned or Dry), Canned Soup, Canned Fruit, Pasta, Baby Food & Formula…